handwritten moving day checklist

When you're moving from one home to another, we know that you're likely overwhelmed. And when you start to feel flustered, it's easy to forget things and lose sight of the main goal.

No worries if this has been you before because, in this blog, we'll discuss putting together the perfect moving day checklist. But before we do that, we thought you might want to know more about us.

Since 1994, ALS Van Lines has been a professional moving and storage company in Atlanta, offering a wide range of solutions. We work hard to ensure you can enjoy a seamless moving experience. From this, we've even earned awards and accolades like an A+ rating from the BBB, dozens of online reviews from our raving customers, and so much more.

Essential Documents

Keep all important documents such as passports, lease or purchase agreements, and insurance papers in a secure, easily accessible place. It's also wise to carry any valuable items like jewelry or family heirlooms with you personally. These items should be set aside well before the moving truck arrives to prevent them from being accidentally packed or misplaced.

First Night Kit

Pack a box or suitcase with everything you’ll need for the first 24 hours in your new home. This includes toiletries, a change of clothes, medications, chargers, basic tools, and snacks. Don’t forget to include essentials for children and pets if applicable. This 'first night box' should travel with you, not in the moving truck, so that you have immediate access to these essentials.

Labeling and Organizing

Ensure that all your boxes are clearly labeled with their contents and designated rooms. This not only speeds up the unpacking process but also helps your movers know where each box belongs in your new home. If possible, color-code or number the boxes and keep a list that details what each number or color signifies.

Call Our Team Today

If you need a moving and storage company in Atlanta that you can rely on, you'll want to work with the team at ALS Van Lines. For more than three decades, we've been a top name in Atlanta, offering a wide range of moving solutions. Call us today for your free, no-obligation estimate.